• Kelso Mountain

    Mojave

    National Preserve California

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  • Kelso Depot Visitor Center hours

    Kelso Depot Visitor Center is open Fridays through Tuesdays from 9 am to 5 pm, closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Beanery Lunch Counter is closed.

Current Research Projects & Needs

MC Spring

California Dept. of Fish and Game Photo

Water, or more aptly the lack of water, is the defining characteristic of deserts and is a core theme of much of the ongoing research at Mojave National Preserve. The photo is of a small spring at the edge of Soda Dry Lake that supports a population of Mohave tui chub (Siphatales bicolor mohavensis), the only fish native to the Mojave River.

  • Desert tortoise juvenile survivorship (coming soon).

Did You Know?

photo of 4 o'clock bloom

A kaleidoscope of colors envelops the Mojave Desert after a winter of steady rains. Over 250 types of annual wildflowers grow in the Mojave. More...